Two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and MacArthur “Genius” Fellow Branden Jacobs-Jenkins makes his Broadway debut with his singular, explosive family drama Appropriate, starring Sarah Paulson in her return to the stage. Get Appropriate tickets on New York Theatre Guide.
In the Appropriate play, the estranged members of the Lafayette clan all return totheir crumbling old plantation home in Arkansas to grieve the loss of their father and settle his accounts. As the family members all sift through a lifetime of hoarded mementos and junk, the sudden discovery of a graphic relic descends the family into a dark spiral of crackling confrontations, repressed histories, and regret. Jacobs-Jenkins’s searing and timely drama is one of this season’s most critically acclaimed plays.
Emmy Award winner Sarah Paulson (American Horror Story, American Crime Story) leads the cast alongside Emmy nominee Elle Fanning (The Great) and Golden Globe nominee Corey Stoll (House of Cards). Drama Desk and Obie Award winner Lila Neugebauer, another acclaimed theatre veteran, directs the show after staging the original Off-Broadway production.
The play marks many special occasions: Appropriate is part of Second Stage’s 45th anniversary season and is the first time Sarah Paulson — whose New York theatre credits include The Sisters Rosensweig (1993), The Glass Menagerie (2005), and Collected Stories (2010) — has been on Broadway in 13 years. She stars as Toni, the family’s oldest daughter, who hopes her family will spend their weekend reminiscing and reconnecting. But when Toni’s estranged brother Franz unexpectedly appears late one night, long-hidden secrets and buried resentments can’t be contained. At this particular reunion, the family won’t only be seeing one another again but also the ghosts of their past.
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2h 30m (incl. one intermission)
November 29th, 2023
March 3rd, 2024
1K+ reviews on Show-Score
By: Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
Director: Lila Neugebauer
Producer: Second Stage Theater
Cast list: Sarah Paulson (as Toni), Corey Stoll (as Bo), Elle Fanning (as River), Natalie Gold (as Rachael), Alyssa Emily Marvin (as Cassie), Graham Campbell (as Rhys), Michael Esper (as Franz), Everett Sobers and Lincoln Cohen (alternating as Ainsley)
Costumes: Dede Ayite
Lighting: Jane Cox
Sound: Will Pickens and Bray Poor
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Emmy Award winner Sarah Paulson returns to Broadway for the first time in 13 years in Pulitzer finalist Brandon Jacobs-Jenkins's Broadway-debut play. Join a family reunion following the death of a patriarch, where reminiscing gives way to long-secret revelations and explosive tension.
Appropriate on Broadway at the Hayes is playing at Hayes Theater. The theatre is located in New York, NY, United States, 10036.
The running time of Appropriate on Broadway at the Hayes is 2h 30m (incl. one intermission).
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Tickets for Appropriate on Broadway at the Hayes start at $493.
Branden Jacobs-Jenkins is the playwright of Appropriate. He premiered the show off Broadway in 2014, and he now makes his Broadway debut with the show.
Lila Neugebauer directs Appropriate. Her past theatre credits include The Waverly Gallery, starring Elaine May, and The Wolves, and she also directs Uncle Vanya in spring 2024.
Appropriate is suitable for teenagers and adults, as the play contains strong language and some sexual themes. Please note that children 4 and younger are not permitted in Broadway theatres.
Appropriate is a critically acclaimed family drama starring Sarah Paulson, an award-winning star of stage and screen. Fans of Paulson, or anyone interested in seeing a play by a young two-time Pulitzer Prize nominee, should definitely see Appropriate.